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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 6, 2019 10:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Just got done listening after a marathon session in the office. Finished up just before encore. Stuck around to hear We Bid You Goodnight. Almost cried. Used to sing it to my kids when they were babies. And then they rap it up and Jerry says, "Thank you. The Iron Butterfly will be out in a minute." Pure gold. Doubled-up my smile.

Each year at the compound we stay at during the Oregon Country Fair in Veneta our families get together for a campfire one night and perform skits, sing and play music. This year I am practicing to recite The Cremation of Sam McGee. An old favorite of mine from my Boy Scout days. Anyways, I need to see if I can get my voice in shape (and balls enough to do it) and sing We Bid You Goodnight as the closer at the campfire.

Oh, and the recommended show was pretty damn awesome. Time to go home.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Feb 7, 2019 1:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

I'd estimate that 80% of the crowd was there to see Iron Butterfly, and they were hostile from the get go, booing and yelling "get off the stage" type shit. After a rousing Lovelight failed to calm them at all, they began this, an over an hour long (minus the cuts and tape flips) onslaught. By the end of We Bid You Goodnight there was no more open hostility. I stuck around for Iron Butterfly, because I had liked their first two albums (still do like quite a few tunes) and wanted to hear them. They played their set well, but by the time the Hall emptied, it was clear that more Dead Heads had walked out, than had walked in.

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Poster: wineland Date: Feb 7, 2019 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH

I love hearing about the early days of the Dead. Great story Edsel.